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Raymond Ferrell, general counsel, corporate secretary and executive vice president, provides legal services and advice regarding securities compliance, financing, board-related matters, M&A, operations, employment, corporate compliance, intellectual property, litigation, and public policy. Raymond served as acting EVP and general counsel for four months prior to his appointment.
Raymond maintains particular focus on digital issues, and works with his business partners to enhance and create high-performance digital products and services for advertisers and consumers.
Prior to Dex Media, Raymond was senior counsel – vice president in the American Express General Counsel’s office for more than eight years, providing primary support for Global Commercial Cards and the Interactive business unit. Prior to joining Amex, he worked in private practice in New York City and New Jersey, specializing in corporate securities, technology and e-commerce law, and commercial card work.
Over his career, Raymond has drafted and negotiated complex agreements, including licensing and Internet-based agreements. He has also been responsible for capital markets transactions totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Raymond has led Amex’s FCPA Compliance Program, as well as the global legal newsletter. He makes presentations regarding many issues involving technology, e-commerce, and career development, including PLI’s Advanced Licensing Seminar (“Protection of Marks in a Transactional and Interactive Practice”), the American Conference Institute (“Protecting Brands – Keyword Advertising”), and for the National Bar Association and the Center for International Legal Studies (“Key Issues Facing Company Websites”).
Raymond is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School.